Can someone get this formula to work?

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mrmcleod6772

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Hello...My name is Nathan, and I am trying to get the following formula to work. I simply want to assign full credit(2 points), partial credit credit(1 point) and no credit(0 points) for the given criteria:

=IF(L4="","",IF(AND(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("minimum",L4)),ISNUMBER(SEARCH("maximum",L4)),ISNUMBER(SEARCH("range",L4)),ISNUMBER(SEARCH({"mean","median","mean absolute deviation","interquartile range"},L4)),1,IF(AND(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("minimum",L4)),ISNUMBER(SEARCH("maximum",L4)),ISNUMBER(SEARCH("range",L4)),NOT(ISNUMBER(SEARCH({"mean","median","mean absolute deviation","interquartile range"},L4)))),2,0))
 

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Eric W

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Welcome to the MrExcel Board.

It might be easier if you could explain what you're trying to do without showing a formula that doesn't work. It appears that you want to give partial credit if all of certain terms are found in L4. And you want to give full credit if certain terms are included, but certain other terms are excluded?

This looks like it might be for a stats class. But you have to be careful - you can have some unintended consequences. If you want to exclude "mean", but someone writes "this means I need to use the median", your results could be wrong.
 
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